Since the advent of computers, the languages have been designed to facilitate communications between people and computers. But the landscape has changed and in the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that approach simply doesn’t cut it. What is now required is a software language that allows both machine to machine and machine to computer communications.
That is exactly what Atomiton has achieved with its Thing Query Language (TQL). Its software is currently used in oil and gas, smart cities, agriculture and industrial automation. The San Jose, California-based industrial software company was founded five years ago by Jane Ren, who in her previous role had been one of the original founders of GE’s digital arm. The plan is to create an operating system, or stack as Ren prefers to call it, that allows machines, equipment or devices to talk to each other and that is programmable.